Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing

A Memoir

    • 4.3 • 2.9K Ratings
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    • $14.99

Publisher Description

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER


The BELOVED STAR OF FRIENDS takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this “CANDID, DARKLY FUNNY...POIGNANT” memoir (The New York Times)


A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK by Time, Associated Press, Goodreads, USA Today, and more!

“Hi, my name is Matthew, although you may know me by another name. My friends call me Matty.”

So begins the riveting story of acclaimed actor Matthew Perry, taking us along on his journey from childhood ambition to fame to addiction and recovery in the aftermath of a life-threatening health scare. Before the frequent hospital visits and stints in rehab, there was five-year-old Matthew, who traveled from Montreal to Los Angeles, shuffling between his separated parents; fourteen-year-old Matthew, who was a nationally ranked tennis star in Canada; twenty-four-year-old Matthew, who nabbed a coveted role as a lead cast member on the talked-about pilot then called Friends Like Us. . . and so much more.

In an extraordinary story that only he could tell—and in the heartfelt, hilarious, and warmly familiar way only he could tell it—Matthew Perry lays bare the fractured family that raised him (and also left him to his own devices), the desire for recognition that drove him to fame, and the void inside him that could not be filled even by his greatest dreams coming true. But he also details the peace he’s found in sobriety and how he feels about the ubiquity of Friends, sharing stories about his castmates and other stars he met along the way. Frank, self-aware, and with his trademark humor, Perry vividly depicts his lifelong battle with addiction and what fueled it despite seemingly having it all.

Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that is both intimate and eye-opening—as well as a hand extended to anyone struggling with sobriety. Unflinchingly honest, moving, and uproariously funny, this is the book fans have been waiting for.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2022
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
335
Pages
PUBLISHER
Flatiron Books
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
36.3
MB

Customer Reviews

ThilmCo ,

Post Mortem

I will be starting this book after Matthew’s “Matty’s” death. Although, I am all too familiar with addictions and the substances behind these stories, nevertheless, Matty’s story should and has been told. I look forward to updating this prelude afterward.
Saturday 10.28.2023 was a day of surprise and not a surprise. The body and mind takes years to recover. It is difficult to mentally adjust to a foreign way of living. It’s culture shock. It makes one lonely & homesick for the comfortable pleasures to take us away from all the pain of the unknown future.
My heart aches when it seems someone lost the battle. At this time though, causes have not yet been determined. Our souls, our essence may go on but the body stays behind to give its last words of advice. Matty was a compassionate and caring person. He didn’t want others to suffer as he did. We each have our own journeys, this was his. I think I will be crying a lot through this book.
Thank you Matthew Matty Perry, your life had and always will have meaning. I’m truly sorry it couldn’t have been longer. But that is selfish of me.
Rest. Rejuvenate. Peace.

💫 sןɹɐɥɔ ,

Charles

When the time comes.. no one is ready.

harshbarbarger ,

Love

For those that rated him a 3 and below… shame on you, just shame on… he had courage and was dealt an awful hand

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